Name Element HAM (1)

TYPE: Word

Meaning & History

Old English word meaning "home, estate, settlement".
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: heim (Ancient Germanic), heimr (Ancient Scandinavian)
GIVEN NAME DESCENDANTS: Hama (Anglo-Saxon Mythology), Graeme, Graham, Tatum, Grahame (English), Graeme, Graham, Grahame (Scottish)
PLACE NAME DESCENDANTS: Burnham, Debenham, Farnham, Grantham, Tatham, Wickham, Wortham, Wymondham (English)
SAME SPELLING: ham (2)

Sources & References

  • Bosworth and Toller, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1898), page 506
Entry updated May 31, 2018